What is a quick bread? Well, it’s not really a bread that we normally think of!
No more than banana bread is actually bread. No yeast involved. I know you don’t need to have yeast for bread, but that’s pretty much how we eat it these days.
Quick breads, I think are more like a cake, sweet or savoury. This chorizo and spinach quick bread is a simple throw together affair, with lots of things you probably have in the fridge or cupboard and could cobble together in no time.
Flavours come from caramelized onions, done slowly to bring out all the flavour, chorizo sausage, the oil drained from that is used as part of the fat in the recipe. Spinach, wilted down and stirred through gives a nice fresh kick to the bread. That, plus parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and some lemon zest – there are tons of flavours to get your taste buds having a party!!
I baked the batter in a loaf pan and it came out all lovely and golden brown on top. You have to allow it cool fully, as it is a very moist bake and needs time to set up. Even then, a good sharp serrated knife is needed to slice through it without too much crumbling.
All my tasters loved the bread. The flavours go so well together and is perfect for those who like a strong savoury punch.
Here’s how I made it…
I am entering my quick bread in August's Treat Petite as the theme is The Great British Bake Off and they made quick breads this year. Kat at The Baking Explorer is hosting this month.